Archbishop blasts the EU and recognises Isil as Islamic

Another public event concurrent with ‘heaven’s breaking news’ that the worm (satan) has turned is Archbishop Justin Welby’s address a week ago today at the Catholic Institute of Paris, where he received an honorary doctorate.

His full address on the common good and a shared vision for the next century is well worth taking time to read. Allow me to comment briefly upon aspects our national press picked up and which may relate to the recent prophetic word brought by Heidi Baker on an awakening in Europe and in the Anglicans.

Maybe His Grace has found himself turning into the fresh winds of change that the Lord has brought?

Contrary to our understanding of God’s deep desire for the UK to be freed from its deep entanglement with the EU,  the Telegraph’s religious affairs editor John Bingham notes,

‘Although he voted for the UK to remain in the European Union, his lecture contained a scathing critique of “centralisation, corruption and bureaucracy” in the EU. He said millions in Greece in particular were suffering because of the actions of European decision-makers who had urged it to join the euro on a “false prospectus” and ultimately turned the entire country (the origin of democracy. RB) into the “biggest debtor’s prison in European history”…’

Justin even joined the very wide circle of sensible people who are fully aware of the nature, teachings and history of Islam and who have been insisting that politicians have been causing immense mischief and harm by disingenuously reiterating that terrorism by Muslims has nothing to do with the tenets of Islam itself.

To grasp his perspective on this we need to note how he introduces that matter within the topic of ‘The State of Europe: religiously motivated violence’ – not forgetting his deep personal horror at last year’s barbarity at the Bataclan. I quote direct from his address, as published on his website (emphases added).:

img0o4trdcw“It is a legitimate to therefore ask: how can we expect to respond effectively to religiously-motivated violence across our continent if we don’t have the ability to understand it? You here have experienced it in all its fury and terrible cruelty. Even watching the anniversary celebrations in England we felt again the horror and wept. How we feel for you!

“As such, one of the major challenges is to work out how we talk about religion in Europe. On a continent that is seeing growing secularism and apathy (in some cases outright hostility) towards religion and religious people, a challenge for all of us here today is to find new ways to share our religious vocabulary with the rest of the continent.

“This also means feeling confident to talk about the Judeo-Christian tradition of our continent and why this tradition needs to be reflected in our understanding of Europe. This is not – for those concerned – a call for a return to Christendom, but being open about our tradition and heritage – both the good and the bad.

“In a speech I gave in September to head teachers of Church of England schools, I said – uncontroversially in my view – that in order to defeat terrorism, we need to understand the mind-set of those who perpetrate it. To my surprise, a small number of media commentators viewed my comments as appeasing terrorists and their acts. However depraved it may be, groups like ISIS have an ideology, indeed a theology – which is at the heart of their propaganda, and therefore the driving force – which holds an apocalyptic understanding of human history, not as a loose term but in its strictest technical terms: they believe that the world is about to end, that the Prophet will return with Jesus, and will defeat the western powers.

“It’s very difficult to understand the things that impel people to some of the dreadful actions that we have seen over the last few years unless you have some sense of religious literacy. You may reject and condemn it – that’s fine – but you still need to understand what they’re talking about.

“And in order to understand, religious people in Europe must regain the ability to share our religious vocabulary with the rest of the continent. If we treat religiously-motivated violence solely as a security issue, or a political issue, then it will be incredibly difficult – probably impossible – to overcome it. A theological voice needs to be part of the response, and we should not be bashful in offering that.

This requires a move away from the argument that has become increasingly popular, which is to say that ISIS is ‘nothing to do with Islam’, or that Christian militia in the Central African Republic are nothing to do with Christianity, or Hindu nationalist persecution of Christians in South India is nothing to do with Hinduism. Until religious leaders stand up and take responsibility for the actions of those who do things in the name of their religion, we will see no resolution.”

In toto, Justin Welby is encouraging a fresh vision for Europeans to aspire to: “One that is unwaveringly committed to the common good and to the flourishing of all”.

Perhaps the Lord is moving His servant towards speaking with a prophetical voice, one akin to the Old Testament prophets for the good of our nation. May Our Father grant him a blessed vision for Britain as He sees us – and recognising the fact that Brexit IS an ‘act of God’ that challenges churches’.

Finally, let me point to the IMF’s warning from its first managing director and deputy chief, David Lipton, that Europe’s failure to break its anaemic economic is of greater concern for global stability than Brexit!

Exposing Corruption

Tony and I have kept in touch on political events in UK and his August vision of Big Ben falling seems to indicate parliamentary issue with invoking Article 50. So this latest is well-worth consideration re USA politics.

My Dreams and Visions

I have had this vision for the past 3 days but I did not feel led to post it until after the election. In the vision I saw metal garbage cans with their lids on. I was shown the contents of the cans and they did not contain garbage but rather files. Many many files and documents. I remember seeing people sort of guarding the cans. The reason I used the phrase, “sort of”, is because I gathered that they did not wish to arouse any suspicion. In the next part of the vision, I saw the individual can lids blow off and the contents be jettisoned out like one would see a volcano spew lava when it erupts. I saw paper and files everywhere. Those who were guarding the cans were frantically trying to put what was not exposed back into the garbage cans from whence they came, however…

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Urgent call to pray for PM Theresa May – and re. “Redcoats” word

Thank you to Father’s House for Prayer and to UK Prophetic Words for this alert just received (Tues 6th Sept), which reads:

This Word was given as a follow-up to Veronika West’s Word about Leviathan, the serpent spirit that twists and distorts the truth and restricts God’s work of divine reconstruction in the Nation in this hour. It comes to steal the birthright and kingdom destiny of nations:

Val Williams 5 Sep 16 (posted: 05 Sep 2016 01:52 PM PDT)

This is a concerted attack upon the nations, particularly targeting the United Kingdom, because if the enemy can take this nation out, then he will have the rest of the nations, says the Lord, because the destiny of this nation is important for the destiny of the nations. And I have sent in warriors from certain nations, which has been their task and their role. And they have come in order to bless this nation, and to bring it through to where you are today, says the Lord.

But now My beloved, I need you to take authority over those spiritual forces, to take authority over them and to target them, and to pray for the government.

Pray for the key people in this nation that they will not be taken in by these spirits. They have been targeting Theresa May, when she went to Paris, they have been having a go, and seeking to alter My times and seasons, so pray as you’ve never prayed before for Theresa May, says the Lord.

Pray that her eyes will be opened. Pray that I will remove the veil from her eyes and the spiritual deafness and blindness from her heart.

Pray that the eyes of her heart will be enlightened and that she will see things she’s never seen before.

Pray that she will take good counsel. Pray that I will send her My counsel, by My Holy Spirit, through My saints in government. Pray that they will speak into the situation and warn her.

Pray that the Prophetic will go forth and that she will hear the Prophetic concerning this nation, concerning BREXIT, and concerning the Power Station at Hinkley Point.

I will honour the prayers as you pray in My Spirit.

AN URGENT CALL TO PRAY FOR THERESA MAY

Veronika West 5 Sep 16 (posted: 05 Sep 2016 02:57 AM PDT)

Yesterday evening I had a strange encounter, I was sitting reading the word and praying for the week ahead when suddenly I felt as if I had a noose put around my neck, I began to feel suffocated and choked, even my breathing became difficult.

Immediately, I discerned the presence of a demonic spirit, so I began to pray aloud in tongues and the demon fled, then I heard the Holy Spirit speak,

“Daughter Rise up and Pray for Theresa May! Watch and Be Wary of Leviathan that comes to twist and distort the truth and restrict My work of divine reconstruction in the Nation in this hour”.

As I heard these words and rushed to write them down, suddenly I saw in the spirit, the Nation of China, then I saw the Middle East, then I saw Europe, and again I clearly heard the Spirit say, “Watch and Be Wary of Leviathan that comes to twist and distort the truth and restrict My work of reconstruction in the Nation in this hour”!

So I began to pray and as I cried out to the Lord, He showed me a very large 7-headed serpent coming out of the sea which proceeded to wrap itself tightly around the Nation. Immediately I was reminded of the word God gave me a few weeks ago;

“WATCH FOR THE SERPENT SPIRIT THAT COMES TO KILL DREAMS, DISTORT VISION AND STEAL THE BIRTHRIGHT AND KINGDOM DESTINY OF NATIONS”!

Last night while soaking in His Presence, I had a short but powerful vision where I was shown many Nations, I saw the Nations of Africa, America, Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, India and China, as I looked upon these Nations suddenly I saw a Ladder emerging out of the Heavens over each Nation, I watched closely as the Ladders touched the earth, suddenly I saw what looked like large Python snakes coming up from under the ground, I watched as these large serpents moved upon the ladders, wrapping and coiling themselves tightly around the base of each ladder.

Suddenly I heard the sound of rushing waters and I saw mighty Rivers breaking forth upon the Nations. I watched as the waters rose higher and higher above the ground, until I could no longer see the bottom of the ladders, then I saw the large serpents moving vigorously in the rising waters, I watched intently as the powerful force of the waters current began to wash the serpents away, drowning many of them.

Then I heard a loud voice that said,

“BEHOLD I AM RAISING A STANDARD OVER THE NATIONS IN THIS HOUR, WATCH FOR THERE IS A STIRRING OF WAR WITH THE SERPENT SPIRIT OVER THE NATIONS, LOOK AND SEE FOR THE MIGHTY RIVERS ARE BREAKING FORTH, THE WATERS ARE NOW RISING, RISING, RISING CAUSING THE SERPENT SPIRIT TO BE WASHED AWAY!”

I submit, Here is what the Father revealed to me as I came out of the Vision, Immediately, the Holy Spirit quickened to me Jacobs Dream at Bethel, “Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to Heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.”—Genesis 28:12

Holy Spirit then showed me the heavens breaking open over the Nations of the earth in this season, this is Heaven responding to the cries and deep groanings of Gods people! I saw the ladders forming like bridges between heaven and earth.

I DECLARE; IN THIS HOUR HEAVEN IS TOUCHING EARTH.

Then I heard these words,

“This is the Hour of Divine Visitation and Divine Intervention in the Nations of the earth, For I am pouring out My Spirit on All Flesh. Now Watch For A Confrontation with the enemy is Now Stirring”, says God.

Then He showed me a war that is raging with the Serpent Spirit over the Birthright and Destiny of the Nations in this hour, I saw Satan unleash powerful demonic principalities over the Nations, these are the serpent spirits sent to occupy the gateways to these Nations, these serpent spirits sit as gatekeepers to the Cities and they are contending against the Spirit of Restoration and Revival in the land, they are sent to war against Gods Kingdom manifesting in the earthly realm. These are the messengers of Death and Destruction and these serpent demons have the power to choke out supply and provision, they are powerful in restricting and constricting, they have the power to suffocate the life out of Gods people, and in this hour and season they come to stifle growth, distort Vision, kill Dreams and steal the Birthright and the Kingdom Destiny of the Nations.

As I went deeper into prayer, and sought the Lord for deeper revelation into the serpent spirits that I saw in the Vision, suddenly He showed me a very powerful Serpent Spirit that has come out of the Middle East, and I saw that this spirit has infiltrated many Nations, He showed me the Serpent Spirit of ‘Islam’, as I looked upon this powerful demon serpent I heard the Father say,

“FEAR NOT, FOR THE HEEL OF MY BRIDE SHALL TREAD UPON ITS HEAD AND IT SHALL BE CRUSHED”

I DECREE; THE VICTORY BELONGS TO THE LORD.

Then Father showed me that He is raising a standard over the Nations in this hour, He is mobilising a Mighty Army of Fearless Warriors that shall stand to FIGHT for the Birthright and Destiny of these Nations. And like Jacob these Mighty Warriors have wrestled with the Angel of the Lord, for they now walk in a new way, and their strength in not in their numbers but in the Spirit of Unity they move and advance in great Power and Authority across the land, these are the Anointed Kings and High Priests of the Kingdom of God, Humble servants that have been Called, Chosen and Commissioned by the King of Heaven to go forth to occupy and establish the purposes of God in the Nations of the earth in this hour. These Mighty and Fearless Warriors are the Sons and Daughters of YESHUA that stand Strong, Steadfast, unrelenting, unwavering and unshakeable in their Faith and Expectation, for they have learned to lean heavily upon their Beloved….! “VICTORY OVER DEATH”, IS THEIR BATTLE CRY.

NB: Veronika is referring not to Muslims, each of whom the Lord Jesus loves and died for, but to the great evil that instigates terrorism.

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Last night we briefly saw headlines on G20 Summit and noted Prime Minister May ‘power dressed’ in red – a reminder of the prophetic word that closed “The Redcoats are coming, the British are coming!”. Therefore and in view of previous posts on UK-USA spiritual connection, note this photo from GOPUSA’s report (click for link to article) and see video of her meeting Putin and Obama:

British Prime Minister Theresa May talks to media with U.S. President Barack Obama after their bilateral meeting in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, alongside the G20. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

British Prime Minister Theresa May talks to media with U.S. President Barack Obama after their bilateral meeting in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, alongside the G20. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Therefore, let’s use this in making our above declarations!  See also Telegraph 3rd video here.

ALSO received today (!!) is this from Nelson Walters at The Gospel in the End Times, Who is Leviathan?

8th Sept: see also Colin Urquhart Defeating the Leviathan Spirit – Peter Dufort writes, “He wrote these notes after having dealt with this spirit in the church – very helpful”. For example, ‘…Because of its deceptive nature, those under its influence can mistake its voice to be from God. Typical phrases that are used by those under its influence are: “The Lord said to me…” and “I felt in my spirit…” But when you check out what is said it does not tie in with either the scriptures or the way in which the Holy Spirit leads people. Remember that its intention is to encourage people to break covenant and to bring division into the church. It opposes covenant and wants people to excuse themselves from contracts and other commitments. [Emphasis added]

‘Typically, this spirit brings false allegations against people, especially those in leadership. Often outrageous things are said that are a complete distortion or twisting of the truth. We are warned in scripture not to bite or devour one another, or we will be consumed by one another. The honouring of one another is essential to prevent this spirit from gaining any foothold in the church….’

Brexit – God’s mercy triumphs over judgement

Thank you to UK Prophetic Words for this from Stuart Wentworth published today. Its second part reminds me of the ‘ditch-digger’ youth team of 1990s across churches in Reading (one member of which had a vision of what’s happening there this year as blogged here):

BREXIT – MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGEMENT

1. In the week leading up to the 23rd June I had a strong sense of spiritual travail, I was aware of being in labour is about the only way to describe it.

2. Following the result on hearing the furore from the Remain side I had a strong sense that the Lord had come down and placed his feet on the UK, in particular the financial square mile of London to deal with a root issue in the nation, that of greed, love of money, covetousness (which is idolatry) and hedonism. What happened on the 24th June was that the voice of Great Britain went round the earth and shook every financial institution in the world. I believe this was a prophetic statement as to how the voice of the church in the UK will again be heard in the earth and will deal with spiritual principalities and powers.

3. In the aftermath, a few weeks ago in a worship time in a meeting in Southampton I had a ‘video vision’ in which I saw the UK just after WW2 and it was in light. I sensed I saw the Lord looking at the nation but turning away in sadness. He seemed to say ‘I have to go away, defend until I come’. As the video ran over the years the light over the Nation began to dim. There were occasions when it seemed that light had shone again, eg. 1950s Billy Graham crusades, 1960s and 1970s with the charismatic renewal, 1990s with Toronto, but the overall trend was always downwards with increasing darkness. As the darkness grew I began to see small lights appearing over the land which slowly increased especially in the last 25 years or so. These I understood to be people interceding and crying out for God to move. This included many who came from overseas lands who received the Gospel from this land and came to stand with the church in this nation.

What I sensed overall was that ‘under the radar’ the Lord has been preparing a remnant and digging ditches of relationship across the UK. I believe the intercessory prayer, the praise and worship has been ascending to heaven and filling the bowl and that this bowl has now been filled. What I understood was that we have passed through an ‘exile’ period of 70 years, this has been our judgement. We have thought it was something that was coming to us but we have been in it for this period. I believe this exile time has now finished and that the Lord has drawn a line and said ‘enough’, the bowl is full. Now he has turned his face towards us and now is the time as it were to return to re-build the altar and foundations as in Ezra. Mercy and grace have triumphed over judgement. This is for his Name’s sake not ours. He remembers his purposes for this nation and in particular he remembers those over the last 200 years who have left to proclaim the Gospel in other lands and many who laid down their lives for him.

As the church begins to recover I sense we will yet pass through a time of opposition because the nation will still be going downwards and the enemy will resist all attempts at recovery. But now God is on our side as our Father even if he still needs to bring correction to us as his children it will be in love so that we might share his holiness.

Stuart Wentworth, 6th August 2016

Monday morning newsmix: prophetic vision for Cornwall validated

In A Vision Over the Nation published on 4th August Yinka Oyeken wrote:

‘…I saw Cornwall basking in the love of Christ and Father surprising her with a gift by releasing unexpected wealth to her, she will no longer be called impoverished and will be the envy of the nations….’

Upon checking for the latest on Why Leave The EU? I noticed Jonathan Ely’s link to the Express on Saturday appears to validate the vision Yinka received:

Brexit boost for Cornwall after £77M tin mine investment

Amidst intercessors deep concerns and prayers over the battle to delay if not block Article 50 application to leave the EU, today’s Express headline reads: Brexit is ‘FULL STEAM AHEAD’ as Theresa May VOWS to get Britain out of the EU quickly.

The item opens: ‘Brexit is the Prime Minister’s “top priority”, according to a Downing Street spokeswoman, as calls grow for Mrs May to trigger Article 50….’

Telegraph Online has Theresa May tells feuding ministers to ‘stop playing games’ and get on with the job.

The piece opens: ‘Theresa May has vowed to push ahead with plans to formally trigger Brexit at the beginning of next year as she ordered her eurosceptic ministers to “stop playing games” and get on with the their jobs. The Sunday Telegraph disclosed that Liam Fox, the International Development Secretary, had written a terse letter to Boris Johnson in which he effectively demanded that the Foreign Office be broken up…(!!)

Apparently, Dr Fox thinks our trade with other countries won’t flourish if responsibility for future policy remains under the FO but even though on holiday the PM has insisted the ministers focus upon delivering Brexit

Another EU exposure – financial lies against Brexit

A month ago I asked Is the Lord exposing rotten politics? UK, USA – next EU? and hoped that “all the rotten dirty laundry of crumbling EU finances be exposed in full glare of continent-wide publicity”  We soon saw how European Council’s president Donald Tusk admitted to ‘EUtopian’ ideals tearing the EU apart.

Now, thanks to Why Leave The EU? more irrationality is being revealed.  Paolo Barnard is Italy’s most censored economics journalist and before an audience reveals the real sense about Brexit in the light of EU’s financial stupidity. Watch his admirable, logically presented argument in The Truth About BREXIT.:

His interviewer states that knowledge of these financial truths may have a domino effect across Europe (perhaps as Patsy Southway prophesied about domino effects starting in May?)!

As many have prayed, “Lord may blind eyes be opened!”

How many EU regs did you break when you got up today?

No wonder I found it hard to get up after having watched BREXIT THE MOVIE last night. (One and quarter million views so far) Actually I was up with the dawn but we managed to see most of the documentary and were amused 33 minutes into it.

The UTTER ABSURDITY of the EU regulatory laws controlling our daily lives is well-demonstrated:

At 33:30 we see ‘EU-regulated man’ awaking from his slumber to face his day regulated by EU laws. According to the carefully crafted video, he unwittingly encounters:

  • 5 laws relating to pillow cases
  • 109 governing the pillow itself
  • 11 (approx) for radio alarm clocks
  • 400 approx for other things on bedside table
  • 10 + 39 for duvets and sheets respectively
  • 65 laws for bathrooms – but excludes contents – eg:
  • 47 + 31 for toothpaste & toothbrushes !!!!!!
  • 172 laws governing fixed mirrors
  • 91 + 118 for the shower & shampoo
  • 454 for towels! Bureaucrats terrified by towels but are more relaxed over…
  • radiators, for which there’s 36 laws”
  • 1588 so far, and that’s before getting dressed and having breakfast – or going out-of-doors! Beware there!

In reality, this should be classed as a horror movie!

As the Pentecostal leader in Kiev who’s lived through the days of Soviet Russia told David Hathaway, “The EU is 100 times worse than communism!” (read about it here).

THAT’S JUST A SMALL EXAMPLE OF EU LAWS AND REGULATIONSTHE EU IS UNADULTERATED FASCISM AT A LEVEL FAR BEYOND STALIN’S, HITLER’S & MUSSOLINI’S WILDEST DREAMS!

UK/EU in/out #12: Euro-MP ‘spills the beans’ on EU

So amazed by what he read about the EU whilst holidaying here, Australian Ted Waters wrote a short summary of what he’d learned about the Union.

Why Vote Leave_D HannanNeil Mackereth had given him a copy of Amazon’s No 1 bestseller ‘Why Vote Leave’, by Daniel Hannon and which he’d highly recommended to me too. (For details click/tap book image.)  Neil’s own ‘Stay or Leave?’ summary on the Referendum and my recommending his book on Bible prophecy have appeared on this blog, and I’m grateful to those friends for permission to publish their remarks.

Neil had previously emailed me, “I’ve just finished reading a short and brilliant new eurosceptic book by Daniel Hannan MEP (Tory) entitled Why Vote Leave. It is a  very powerful, eloquent, and readable assessment and gives all the secular ammo and arguments in very digestible and shareable form. As you will see from the accompanying reviews, it has attracted enthusiastic praise from all parts of the conventional political spectrum – including from Lord Owen, ex-Labour Foreign Secretary and former supporter of the European project.”

Daniel is a columnist and Member of the European Parliament who wants us to vote so that he loses his job!  He came to the public’s attention in 2009 when he gave PM Gordon Brown a public lambasting after his speech in that parliament and which went viral on YouTube!

So Neil writes me that Ted, ‘…was so amazed by (the book) that he decided to research some of the key aspects (for accuracy) and then, to my surprise, to write a summary. To quote from his (Ted’s) email to me (Neil),

“He (Daniel) has a bias in that he believes, in my view correctly, that Britain should leave; but after reading his evidence based on facts, many of which I have verified from base references, it is clear that the decision taken later this month will set the scene for Britain to either become a state within a United States of Europe or remain independent.

“This is a decision that will affect the future of your children and grandchildren . The arguments supporting remaining an independent country I find compelling. In addition I can not imagine, however, any circumstance where Australians would vote in support of a proposal subjugating our parliament to the decisions of an unelected Commission supported by a judicially active Supreme Court located in another country.”

Note: emphases added by RB

Extracts from ‘Why Vote Leave’ by Daniel Hannon

Sovereignty

Europe is about supra-national coercion. Brussels has banned traditional light bulbs, high powered vacuum cleaners and other electrical appliances, has introduced the requirement to open a bank account with old utility bills, the end of weekly recycling and a ban on minimum alcohol pricing. Decisions taken not by a parliament but by bureaucrats in Brussels.

The question is, who runs Britain? A group of unelected bureaucrats in Brussels or the elected representatives in Britain? Who has primacy? The European treaties gives European law primacy over local laws in each country. This primacy does not only refer to sensible cross border issues: ie. international dialing codes or money transfer regulations but also to all businesses, including those that have no cross-border activity.

What makes the EU treaties unique is that they create a new legal order which member states must accept is superior to its own, and which is directly enforced by the national courts even when the national governments say otherwise. The supremacy of the EU law has never been agreed by the member states but is a doctrine invented by the European Court of Justice.

Even an explicit act of parliament is deemed inferior to EU rules. That is what loss of sovereignty means in practice. Since majority voting was introduced in the European Parliament in the late 1980’s the UK has voted against an EU legislative proposal 70 times and has lost the vote 70 times.

The UK is in a permanent minority because her interests and outlook diverge from the European-mean more than those of any other state

The European Parliament cannot, except in very special circumstances, propose laws. It’s role is to amend legislation put to it by the unelected European Commission.

In 27 of the states of the EU the written constitution is supreme and parliament is subordinate. Britain is the exception. The EU has a written constitution called the treaty of Lisbon. The constitution is interpreted by the European Court of Justice.

An example: When the EU bureaucrats wanted to extend their reach to include social policy and employment law Britain only agreed on the basis it had an opt-out. As soon as agreement was reached, 11 countries started agitating to include Britain even though it had an opt-out agreement. The judicial body decided that the provisions in the 1993 working-time directive was a health and safety policy not a social policy and that it applied to Britain. Therefore, Britain had to comply.

Since that decision it has extended its ruling to include travel to and from work within the 48 hour working week limit.

By remaining in, Britain gives up primacy of UK law over EU law in its own territory, gives up the right to sign bilateral trade agreements with non-EU nations and the right to decide who settles in the UK.

Would UK Businesses Be Better Off?

79% of all UK businesses are internal to the UK but 100% have to abide by Euro regulations. 10% do business with the Europe and 11% is with the rest of the world.

Since 1973 European commerce is controlled by the European Commission which imposed a common external tariff designed to redirect EU member trade from global to European markets. Europe was 30% of world trade in 1980 and is 17% in 2015. Every economic region in the world is larger in 2015 than it was in 2008 except the EU. The EU has had 8 years of economic stagnation. The major causes are European cost bases driven by over regulation, support for inefficient industries and the euro!!

Britain and Greece out of 28 members of the EU sell the majority of their exports outside the EU and in Britain’s case the spread is widening materially. In 2006 54.7% of Britain’s exports went to Europe . In 2015 it was 44.6%. The EU has free-trade agreements with only 2 of Britain’s non EU top 10 export markets. Britain’s trade is in surplus with the non-EU states and growing, whilst it is in deficit within the EU and shrinking. The trade deficit with the EU was £59 billion in 2015.

On leaving Britain would become the EU’s biggest customer worth 289 billion pounds. The remaining EU members would not engage in a trade war as they have more to lose than Great Britain.

The common fisheries policy only applies to the North Sea and not the Mediterranean or the Baltic. It is clearly anti-UK [AND brought the collapse of our fishing industry! RB]

Britain’s economy is Atlantic rather than European. It has no peer on the continent to its services industry.

Britain has no vote or voice at the World Trade Organization. Most international standards are determined by organisations where Britain has no voice. The common position of the EU works against Britain’s interest by protecting less efficient industries on the continent

Who Are The Advocates To Remain?

Any organizations advocating to remain in Europe have been set up by Brussels or are in receipt of substantial funding from the EU. Examples are the Confederation of British Industry received 936,272 euros, UK universities have received 889,889,754 euros from Brussels since 2008.

Evidence That The EU Is A Supra-national State

Is the EU a state? It has a government, a parliament, a Supreme Court, a central bank, a currency, a civil service, a President, a foreign minister, a diplomatic corps, embassies, legal personality, treaty making powers that govern all member states, membership of the United Nations, a flag, a national anthem, a criminal justice system, common citizenship, a passport and a national holiday. Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck!   The EU now has jurisdiction over foreign policy, immigration, criminal justice and social policy. It has a standardized driving license and is now aspiring to a common tax and social security system, a pan-European minimum wage, a federal police force, an army and fiscal and economic union.

The European Commission is the EU government. In most areas only the commission can propose new laws. It’s 28 commissioners are unelected!!

Quote from Tony Benn after visiting Brussels:

“My visit confirmed all my suspicions that this (joining the EU) would be the decapitation of British democracy without any countervailing advantage. There is no real benefit for Britain”.

In 2015, the Brussels bureaucracy over-ruled the elected Leftist government in Greece which had clear public support and prevented the Prime Minister from implementing the manifesto on which it had been elected.

Philosophical Differences

Most Continental leaders want a political union.

The UK is in a permanent minority because her interests and outlook diverge from the European mean more than those of any other state.

Britain is isolated within the EU because it differs politically and economically. Since majority voting was introduced in the European Parliament in the late 1980’s the UK has voted against an EU legislative proposal 70 times and has lost the vote 70 times

Britain has a legal system based on common law. Europe’s is based on civil law.

Common law assumes residual freedoms, that which is not explicitly precluded is implicitly allowed. Britain’s legal system is organic rather than prescriptive. Britain is the only member of the EU without a constitution which gives primacy to the UK Parliament not the Judiciary.

In the view of euro bureaucrats, “unregulated” means ” illegal”. The EU generated 52,183 legal acts between 2000 and 2013. The commission itself assesses that the EU increases GDP by 120 billion euros. In 2004 the Internal markets commissioner’s department assessed the cost of regulation at 600 billion euros

Budget Implications

In 41 of 42 years of membership Britain has paid more into the European budget than it has received in return. The exception was 1974 when Britain voted on withdrawal. For most of those years there have only been two net contributors, Britain and Germany.

UK gross contribution to the EU is £19.6 billion gross. This is equivalent to the combined revenue of vehicle excise tax (£5.9), capital gains tax (£5.4), air passenger duty (£3.2), inheritance tax (£3.9), and petrol tax (£1.2).  Food costs would go down by eliminating the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Europe has some of the highest food prices in the world. CAP consumes 40% of the EU annual budget. £4.6 billion of the UK gross contribution goes to CAP costs. In return UK farmers receive £2.9 billion in subsidies.

Energy cost would go down.  As a result of EU directives regarding renewable energy targets and direct legislation the UK pays 20% more than an equivalent firm in China, 65% more than a firm in India and 100% more than a firm in the US. This has contributed materially to the demise of the UK steel industry.

Conclusions

The referendum is about the EU that has taken shape, not some idealized version that we might have preferred.The major issues are about democracy, sovereignty, the EU’s declining share of the world economy, border controls and UK budget contribution to the EU.

A vote to leave will result in a trade only deal, similar to that of Norway,Iceland and Switzerland. A vote to stay will be a vote to be part of a continuing process of political, fiscal and military integration

I believe that Brexit would mean a more prosperous, more democratic and more free Britain.

POSTSCRIPT BY RB:

Having read and digested this summation of Daniel Hannon’s thoroughly informed argument, now read about post-Referendum machinations exposed in yesterday’s Daily Mail: It’s not just the plot to let in 1.5 million Turks! Daniel Hannon outlines TEN bombshells the EU’s keeping secret until after you’ve voted.

‘Embarrassing leaks have revealed that British Government officials colluded in Brussels to keep contentious issues about plans for making the EU into more of a superstate off the political agenda until after next week’s referendum…

  1. Banning hair dryers
  2. A bigger budget
  3. Open borders
  4. More bail-outs
  5. Deeper immigration
  6. Human rights
  7. Arts import licences
  8. Wrecking our ports
  9. Quotas for online TV
  10. A European army’ (in addition to NATO!)

Don’t say we haven’t been warned! We already know the EEC/EU’s horrific track record – why ever want shed-loads more ad infinitum?? Enough is more than enough – enough said?

Reasons for ‘Brexit’, objections addressed and alternatives to the EU

Accurate reasons for 'Brexit', discuss issues and answer Qs & arguments

Facebook: Why leave the EU?

I offer no apology for continuing on this theme because it is an extremely critical issue in the history of our nation and its future.

The meeting with Jonathan Ely, as in the previous post, enabled me to catch up with my ‘Brexiteer’ friend’s activities, part of which are featured in his Facebook page. His investigations and diligent work are highly commendable. Take a dip via this graphic to see the surprising range of its daily coverage of published material.

A concise case on a complex matter is made in a paper published on his Christian resource website Spirit Soul Body, and as summarised below. This only outlines the topics without covering Jonathan’s points or the sources he uses and links thereto. To read in its entirety click/tap this title:

Reasons to Leave the EU, Objections Answered and Alternatives

Reasons To Leave

  1. the EU is heading for political union
  2. UK opt-out of Euro not permanent
  3. UK opt-out from Schengen area not so permanent
  4. EU creating a military force subsuming national ones (Recommendation 666?)
  5. High proportion of UK laws imposed by EU
  6. EU brings manifold losses of sovereignty
  7. High costs of EU cause increased prices & job losses
  8. EU damages UK small/medium business enterprises
  9. EU causes risks to security through free immigration

Objections Answered

  1. Free trade with rest of Europe, low prices and jobs dependent upon EU
  2. ‘Initial shock’ to economy if UK leaves EU
  3. UK more secure if we remain in EU
  4. No longer common regs applied to goods
  5. Leaving is lead in dark whereas UK fine in EU
  6. Lack of input to EU regulations
  7. Risks to UK’s ‘standing in the world’
  8. Risk of UK splitting up if we leave EU
  9. Rights of workers/women lost if leave EU
  10. Expats in EU and EU citizens in UK would lose
  11. Loss of freedom of movement between UK and other EU states
  12. Leave campaign uses incorrect arguments

Alternatives to EU membership

  1. EFTA/EEA
  2. EFTA membership, single market access, FTAs
  3. Free Trade Agreements
  4. Other Options

What We Can Do About It

Jonathan writes, ‘There are many things we can do to help win this referendum’:

  • Learn as much as you can about all the issues.
  • Connect with groups such as Leave.EU, Vote Leave, Grassroots Out and Campaign for an Independent Britain, by liking their Facebook pages and via their websites [as linked herein].
  • Share posts from these groups on Facebook and Twitter with your friends.
  • Invite your friends to like the Facebook groups.
  • Leave.EU, Grassroots Out and Vote Leave have local groups all over the UK, and are organising street stalls, leafleting, canvasing and public meetings. Contact their local groups and get involved in any way you can to help the campaign to leave the EU.

Here’s an aide-memoire (drag to enlarge both images):

Some facts about EU to aid in Referendum choice

Credit: J Ely, Dept 620, 35 High St, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7JQ

Finally, he asks Do you want to be controlled by the EU?, as indicated in this graphic from ‘A House Divided’ by Campaign for an Independent Britain (founded 1969!):
Reality check - you really want to be controlled by EU?

Joe Public 1 : Prime Minister 0

Couldn’t miss this banner headline in the news-stand’s array of today’s newspapers:

CAMERON SAVAGED AS VOTERS REVOLT

And that conservative-leaning paper’s editorial: The PM is facing a popular mutiny

‘The word to describe the Sky News audience that David Cameron faced last night is “mutinous”. One after another, they demanded that he justify the scare-mongering of the Remain campaign – questioning his reasoning and his presentation of economic data…’

Read the full details in PressReader top stories or else Telegraph Online version, as well as Parliamentary Sketchwriter Micheal Deacon’s “I know waffling when I see it!” David Cameron takes a Brexit roasting.

WHAT ‘COINCIDENTAL’ HEADLINES!

Today’s World Watch Daily carries a stream of fascinating Top News headlines on Europe too (at 16:00 BST London and in descending sequence):

  • Europe Floods (France and Germany)
  • EU: World powers have a duty to revive Israel-PA peace talks (per EU foreign policy chief Mogherini – previous post refers)
  • France convenes Mideast peace parley, without Israel or PA
  • State of emergency declared in Paris
  • Diplomats hold Paris peace summit, but Israel dismissive
  • Paris river ‘to peak at six metres’: City on high alert
  • France floods: Louvre to close as Seine rises further
  • France says Israeli settlements main ‘threat’ to two-state solution, ahead of peace summit
  • (Israel’s) Foreign Ministry chief: Paris summit talks ‘doomed to fail’.

William Koenig and John McTernan will have a field day yet again demonstrating the striking correlation between how nations treat Israel and what happens to them!

Perhaps we should revisit the prophetic word David Noakes received from the Lord last November??

UK/EU in/out #8: EU’s Tusk tacitly admits ‘Brexit Boris’ correct on EU’s aims

Has Europe’s political ‘bubble’ burst?  At least it’s got to a tipping point. An unexpected confession from Donald Tusk, the first East European president of the European Council, may indicate things are about to change. Here’s what happened:

A mini-storm erupted on 15th May as a result of the Sunday Telegraph’s Boris Johnson: The EU wants a superstate, just as Hitler did. Their senior political correspondent Tim Ross’ opening gambit of this interview reads:

Boris – Credit Andrew Parsons for Telegraph

‘The European Union is pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate, Boris Johnson says. In a dramatic interview with the Telegraph, he warns that while bureaucrats in Brussels are using “different methods” from the Nazi dictator, they share the aim of unifying Europe under one “authority”. 

‘But the EU’s “disastrous” failures have fuelled tensions between member states and allowed Germany to grow in power, “take over” the Italian economy and “destroy” Greece, he warns…’

Ross refers to this former mayor of London being a keen classical scholar. Boris argues that the past 2,000 years of European history were characterised by repeated attempts to unify Europe under a single government in order to recover the continent’s lost “golden age” under the Romans.:

“Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically,” he says. “The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods.  But fundamentally what is lacking is the eternal problem, which is that there is no underlying loyalty to the idea of Europe. There is no single authority that anybody respects or understands. That is causing this massive democratic void.”

As a consequence of mentioning Hitler and the EU in the same breath, ‘Brexiteer Boris’ was pilloried by party and press – but not Joe Public!

However, Boris Johnson has since been vindicated by no less a person than the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk!

It is clear from his lambasting of EU officials that, without explicitly stating Boris’ opinion is valid, the EU chief responsible for developing the Union’s objectives and priorities does agree with the British leader’s understanding of its ultimate goal of unification and methodology in achieving it!

In other words, the EU really DOES want a superstate of totally utopian integration.

This is as plain as a pikestaff : Tusk’s blunt warning to EU leaders that their “utopian” illusions are tearing Europe apart…(forcing) through yet more integration would be a grave mistake…EU elite are living in a fool’s paradise… “Obsessed with the idea of instant and total integration”. (Brief Update to In/out #7  and in-depth report refer – for details of EU structure read this.)

Also vindicated are all those who noticed decades ago that that’s where Europe was heading. This includes not only those in the secular world but also Christians familiar with Bible prophecies. A number of theologians and teachers, principally American, were led to conclude that Nebuchadnezzar’s’ vision of a statue and prophet Daniel’s shocking one of the Fourth Beast (chapters 2 & 7 of Book of Daniel), as well as the Book of Revelation, prophesy a revived Roman Empire. Hence, theologians became very suspicious of the 20th Century European project.

One modern investigator discovered that the EU’s Recommendation 666 may relate to the prophesied anti-christ, in view of its establishing a special office: High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, for which Frederica Mogherini is the incumbent. Her predecessor, Baroness Ashton, was involved with framing the infamous Iranian Nuclear Deal. (For more see items 1 – 3 below.)

INTEGRATION INSIGHT FROM FRANCE

Telegraph’s deputy editor Allister Heath, grew up in France and writes of what was taught “openly and explicitly” at school there: ‘the EU was the obvious, rational future, the only way war could be avoided and the best way to protect our social models from the ravages of “Anglo-Saxon” markets.’ (!!)

‘It was made consistently clear that the EU was a political project that used economics as a tool of state-building; the single market was created because all countries have a free internal market, not because the EU’s founding fathers believed in international free trade.’

‘There are two possibilities if we vote to stay: eventual abrupt disintegration, or further EU integration…(detailed explanation of consequences)…Voting to Remain would thus be a geopolitical disaster for the UK, a historical failure.’

Even more telling is this well-informed comment:

The EU was always intended by its founders to be a process (4 below)– a mechanism by which formerly independent European countries gradually bind themselves together into an ever-closer union. Crises were seen as useful flashpoints that would trigger a further push to integration, and its central institutions were deliberately designed to seek and accrue power. (Emphases added)

Read Allister Heath’s full article: There is no safety inside the arrogant, imperial, and dangerously unstable EU and note his conclusion:

‘It’s self-evidently normal to be independent and prosperous: just look at America, Australia, Canada or Singapore. But there are no known examples of a previously independent democracy being subsumed into a dysfunctional, economically troubled technocracy and doing well as a result. As mad gambles go, it is hard to think of anything worse.’

A PROPHETIC INSIGHT?

Just pause a moment with me and reflect. A week ago today I had a hunch about the Lord exposing something major and rotten in the EU, as told here.  I supposed this may relate to another crash of its shaky financial system.

But the Lord did better than I dared hope: a frank admission was to come from the very top of the EU about its anti-democratic nature!. Praise You Lord.

AND in answer to this prayer, blind eyes are opening!

(Please note my allegiance is to the Kingdom of God first, then Great Britain. So I’m not a supporter of any political party.)

Further Reading:

  1. Personal email 21 April 2009, Not Many People Know – 2 
  2. Journalist Herb Peters’ Fulfilled Prophecy Overview (2006)
  3. Lawyer Constance Cumbey 30 April 2016, Brexit, EU Army?? Just when you thought it safe to go back to European waters (NB scroll up for top of post)
  4. Prof Alan Sked, founder of Ukip and professor of International History at LSE, 27 Nov 2015, How a Secretive Elite Created the EU to Build a World Government

News Alert: UK/EU in/out #7 UPDATE

Whilst busy today, especially over faulty phone line(!), have just caught up with this from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, international business editor of the Telegraph, under Business section headline Dreamers ‘are tearing EU apart’.:

‘European Council president Donald Tusk has warned EU leaders in the bluntest terms that their “utopian” illusions are tearing Europe apart, and that any attempt to seize on Brexit to force through yet more integration would be a grave mistake.

‘In a passionate plea to Europe’s top conservatives, he accused the EU elites of living in a fool’s paradise and provoking the eurosceptic revolt now erupting in a string of countries.

“It is us who today are responsible,” he said, speaking at a conclave of Christian-Democrat and centre-right leaders in Luxembourg. “Obsessed with the idea of instant and total integration, we failed to notice that ordinary people, the citizens of Europe, do not share our Euro-enthusiasm….” [emphases added – continue reading via above link]

NB: ‘Mr Tusk, alert to the patriotic revival in his native Poland, lambasted the EU establishment for pushing “a utopia of Europe without nation states” that goes against the grain of European history and has produced a deep cultural backlash that cannot be dismissed as illegitimate far-right populism…’

So, Fraser Nelson’s opinion was ‘right on the money’!! (see previous post).

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